‘We will step in at the appropriate time’
The Lagos State Police Command has declined comments on the remaining amount of the N85 million raised to save 31 year old Shukurat Mayowa Ahmed, who passed away a couple of days back in a private hospital in South Africa after losing battle to Ovarian cancer. It added that it will be too early delving into a mater like that, now that her family is still in deep mourning.
Speaking with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Friday, August 20, 2016, via its Public Relations Officer, SP Dalapo Badmos, the command said it will be inhuman discussing such a matter shortly after Mayowa’s death whose family hope was to restore her health.
“We can’t comment on that now. Mayowa was a human being, and we need to also join her family in mourning. But at the appropriate time, we will step in.’
Meanwhile, the command had waded into the controversy that trailed the #SaveMayowa campaign when the two front liners in the fund raising – Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu and Aramide Kasumu of Lifestake Foundation suspected foul play between Mayowa’s family and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), alleging it’s all a scam.
However, the command, on its investigations, it absolved all the parties involved in the mater, citing communication breakdown as the cause of the misunderstanding that ensued in the last-minute struggle to save the deceased.